Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/etc/etc.macppc
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Pavel Cahyna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 10/10/2005 17:03:56
On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 07:46:07AM -0700, Bill Studenmund wrote:
> Yes & no.
> It would put a limit on the number of ports of a type you could have
> without having a discontinuity in the numbering when you use the default
> MAKEDEV script.
> macppc used to have tty00 and tty01 be the zstty serial ports, and tty10
> was a com serial port. That leaves room for 8 zstty serial ports w/o
> having to skip around. If you do skip 10 throuh 19, you then have the
> whole field open.


> It's not been my experience that folks add a lot of zstty or com serial 
> ports. Thus I don't think tty00/01/10 naming is an issue. If you are 
> adding more than ten of either, you have to roll your own MAKEDEV, so the 
> numbering isn't that big a deal.

BTW I have 12 com ports in one OpenBSD box (used to manage many manageable
switches.) I don't think I had to roll my own MAKEDEV, but I'm not sure.

Bye	Pavel